Last flight in Trollheimen 2018

Got many nice mountain trips in the “home” mountains in October and November. But often it was too windy or “bad” wind in the hight so I had to walk down as everyone else. However I had luck on some trips and had some amazing flights without turbulence. The heading says it was the last…

Just a perfect day

Have had many mountain trips this Autumn. Always hoping for a flight as well. However it has been few of them, because of strong wind in the mountains in September and October. Then it is extra nice when everything is perfect. Walk on the first snow in Trollheimen. Some wildlife. Beautiful view. Just a perfect…

Autumn Flight in Trollheimen

Had a perfect short Autumn day in Trollheimen speed flying from Storfjellet to Kaarvatn farm. Never started towards the west from this “peak” before but this was the day, and spotted several Dear Hunters and I scared about 75 Angus…but in the right direction 🙂

SPRING IN NORTHERN NORWAY

Late May I had a good visit in Northern Norway, and more specific Troms county on several jobs. Had some time off for two or three days and decided to go for Tamok Valley again, for skiing and flying. It was really Springtime down in the valley, and kind of soon end of winter on…

Norwegian Mountain Spring Time

Visited the family and the my home mountains last weekend in perfect weather and nice wind conditions. Got three summits, not very high, and could do it without skies. Down in the valley it was blooming and the birdsong was strong. The snow melting made the rivers and the rapids big and loud. A good…

Paradise Island – Andøya

All winter I have had a big wish about going to Andøya again.  It is something special with the nature up there. Brutal, spectacular, beautiful, wondering and friendly. Especially the people, concerning friendliness.  But the nature is just breathtaking and you can have five winters and five “summers” in one day. And everything is very local.…

Peak Spanstind

Finally got the opportunity to visit Peak Spanstind in Troms. Its about 1400 m and you have a nice skiing up in two and half hour. The weather was just perfect with blue sky, good skiing conditions and not much wind. Lots of other people were on the mountain this weekend too. So, a perfect…

November memories

November has been a busy month with lectures and travels, but time to get outside there has been opportunities. The days are short now even in Mid-Norway, and you have to hurry out in the morning to have some time in daylight or twilight. Some few mountaintrips without snow, but hard frozen ground. Easy to…

The perfect day in Trollheimen

It just became the perfect Speedfly day, and the best flight this year. Almost everything was good, except hard to find a exit point up on the mountain. The weather-forecast was ok, but warning about fog up in the mountains. The fog was coming and going. Got joyful 10 minutes flight from 1500 m down…

Film: Summer Fun

A summary of some few speed flights on Helgeland area and Troms county. Was wishing to do some more flights, but the weather conditions put it down. Anyhow, I had some good fun close to Svartisen, Sandhornøy and Salangen. Music from Clubroot – Left Hand Path.

The beauty of Andøy and Lofoten, Springtime!

I had the pleasure to visit Andøya and Loftoten for a week, end of April into May. Spring time and up to 18 degrees C. Had some really nice moments, both with friends and nature. On Andøya it was some difficult days with the wind which scared me off, but good flights anyway. Did a…

Stetinden and Tysfjord experience

Finally I manage to do a kind of a flight up in Stetinden. Been there several times during the winter without luck with the weather. The plan was to Ally canoe into the starting point in Tysfjord, to manage to ascend Presttind south of Stetind and fly from there into Stetind and climb to the…

Good fun in Trollheimen

Finally I got some few days at home in Surnadal. That gave the opportunity to visit the winter mountains in Trollheimen.Got some good training which was one of the main reason to go there. Mt Snøfjellet was the main goal, but the weather window became too short.  Luckily I could chose from top level of…

Innerdalen experience

Innerdalen is known for its beauty, and by many also called the most beautiful valley in Norway. Well known for trekkers and climbers for 100 years. Some of the first climbing courses in Norway was held there. Innerdalen has been in my neighborhood since I was a child, but wonder why I have not been…

On old paths and mountains

The ambition for the day was Innerdalen, and to ascend Skarfjellet. By “faith” the local ferry had a breakdown that morning, and I had to change plan quickly. Looking for a immediate new goal on the right side of the fjord, Grinaren mountain in Todalen was chosen. 10 years since I had been up there,…

Just a perfect day, on Dønna island

Some weeks ago. In mid July. A perfect summerday on Dønna island, which is situated on Helgeland´s beautiful coastline. Dønnamann is the highest peak on the island, and well known by it´s face lookalike. Got two nice trips up, and two nice flights down to the beach, Breivik.  

Skydive Elvenes Northern Norway

Again Tromso, Harstad and Narvik Skydive Club arranged their Skydive Boogie at Elvenes / Salangen. More than 130 skydivers from South to North of Norway as well from Sweden and Finland, participated during the 14 days boogie. More than 2500 jumps were done. Had the pleasure to join the last week, and got what I…

Evening flight in Trollheimen

The winter in Norway is looking at its end, and I have been trying to catch up on Speedraids on ski, before the snow disappear. There have not been much time to practice SpeedRaiding during the winter, but have got some few nice flights in Northern Norway, Sweeden + some very last flights back home in…

Fantastic skiing on Svalbard in May

Early May Rune was invited to Svalbard for skiing. Martin and Frede had prepared their own scooters, sleds and geared up for some joyful days north of the Tempel Fjord area. The main goal was to have nice social event both on ski and camp, with focus on downhill skiing. The winter had given little…

Testing SpeedFly Trollheimen

Finally I could do it. When I was a child we were hiking onto these mountains, and talking about it: “What if…what if we just could have been flying out of there?” Now it is possible, and a thrill to do it. Took some years to get there. This technique is definitely something to bring out on…